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Group to honor Safe School Ambassadors

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

More than 400 students from 14 schools, stretching from Aspen to Rifle, will be honored at a luncheon Thursday at the Hotel Colorado.The Children’s Health Foundation, based in Aspen, is honoring area elementary, middle and high school students for their courageous service in the Safe School Ambassadors Program.The program is designed to empower students by teaching them skills to prevent and interrupt bullying, teasing, harassment and other forms of mistreatment in schools. Mary Beth Buescher, from Sen. Ken Salazar’s office, will present a letter from Salazar to each of the students being honored. Marie Munday, Latino-Anglo liaison at the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office in Aspen, is keynote speaker.According to the Children’s Health Foundation, 160,000 students stay home from school every day in America because they are afraid of how they might be treated by other students. The Safe School Ambassadors are standing up against bullying and speaking up for compassion and acceptance among their peers.The Safe Schools Ambassadors Program is designed by Community Matters and is funded by The Colorado Trust.


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